Fawzia Ahmedali

Fawzia Ahmedali



"Teamwork truly makes the world go around... the thrill in finding a creative solution or a great idea through diverse, collective thought and collaboration is what makes my job really fulfilling. I enjoy working with people and facilitating positive outcomes for projects, clients, teams and the organization."

Fawzia has lived and worked across India, Hong Kong, Singapore and North America over the span of her twenty-plus-year career. That diverse experience has given her an affinity toward architecture that is rooted in modernism yet unique to its place: “Rational” buildings, she says, that respond to their cultural and climatic context in addition to their site conditions, and local materials and techniques where applicable. At Perkins Eastman, she has been fortunate work on projects that prioritize placemaking and the human experience—very much in tune with her own personal philosophy.

Fawzia’s body of work spans the globe and encompasses diverse project types including commercial, residential, mixed-use, educational and transit systems. As a project architect and team leader in the Washington, DC, studio, she has worked on several transformative mixed-use projects in the District.

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Fawzia’s professional priorities are informed by her experience as an immigrant and minority professional, steering her to focus on building more equitable and inclusive teams and firm culture. To that end, she helps lead the DC studio’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) efforts, its professional mentoring program, and Women’s Leadership Initiative. She also serves on the firmwide DE&I steering committee to promote diversity more broadly across its 22 studios.


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  • Education

  • Arizona State University, M.Arch
  • School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, B.Arch
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Architects
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
  • AIA | DC Equity Committee by WIELD (Women Inspiring Emerging Leaders in Design), Vice Chair
  • National Organization of Minority Architects
  • Urban Land Institute